Heard Finalizing Visit List

Springfield (IL) Southeast High forward Marcus Heard is looking to make five visits this fall. So far, he's got four top candidates for the slots.

Heard Looking To Take Five Trips

Marcus Heard is coming off a good summer with the Illinois Warriors. For his July efforts, he now sports a pretty impressive school list. Boston College, Xavier, DePaul and Nebraska are four of the schools very likely to receive official visits.

Heard reports that he already has a visit with Xavier set up and he'll begin an official trip to DePaul Sept. 19. Boston College and Nebraska are both likely to receive visits. Heard would like to visit a fifth school. Southern Illinois, Bradley and Oklahoma are vying for the trip. Actually, Oklahoma just began calling him.

"They have good programs and they say I have an opportunity to come in and play right away," Heard said of the four schools he's going to visit. Heard said he'll focus his attention how the programs develop players and available playing time.

Heard made his mark this summer with his overall toughness. He's a fine rebounder and hustled every possession. Now, he's receiving recruiting attention at both forward positions. "I'll probably be playing [small forward] more than [power forward]. I need to keep working out and lifting and working on my shot and quickness."

Last year, Heard averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds. This season, he expects even bigger things and he dreams of ending his high school career making a deep run in the states. "Our team is preseason Top 10."

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